The Great Big Thank You Post

About 10 days back, we celebrated our first birthday for this blog. And in typical us, slapdash and hurried fashion, we completely failed to time our celebration posts at all reasonably. So, if you’re wondering why this great big thank you post is coming last, a good week after our actual blogiversary. Well. Yeah. Just pretend like we didn’t confess to how unprofessional this whole operation is. (Spoiler alert: adulthood is not fun, do not grow up kids!)

Anyway. Before we start this post, here’s a reminder of the guests we’ve featured over the past week!

🌻 Shri wrote about coming to terms with being bi. 🌻
🌻 Gabhi wrote about her experiences with coming out. 🌻
🌻 Amrita wrote about finding representation in Malinda Lo’s books. πŸŒ»
🌻 Kayla wrote about the importance of found family & background LGBT characters. πŸŒ»
🌻 Lou wrote about finding the right person to create comics with. πŸŒ»


Firstly, we want to say a massive thanks to all of you. You are literally the reason why we are still doing this, you are what keeps us going. There can never be enough sources to look for LGBT media & were extremely happy that Reads Rainbow became one for you all. 

Apart from monthly lists of new releases, we do all kinds of posts, including rec lists, reviews, discussions… Now that we’ve been doing that for a whole year, we wanted to share some that we’re the most fun for us to write!

And since this is an LGBT media blog, we couldn’t really celebrate an anniversary without letting you guys know what books & movies & shows we loved the most this past year! Personally I made it harder for myself and only chose things I read/watched for the first time, but I think Charlotte was a bit more lenient with her picks. Which really only shows how much she loves them… (Anna says β€œlenient”, I say I’ve only watched about 5 LGBT films and TV shows total in the past year…)



Best Posts

🌻 Period drama recs. 🌻
🌻 Music recs for Pride Month. 🌻
🌻 The Value of Ownvoices Lit. 🌻
🌻 Lesbian authors book recs. 🌻
🌻 Sapphic songs like Mary Oliver’s poetry. 🌻

Favourite reads

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich

Favourite films

Booksmart dir. Olivia Wilde
Rafiki dir. Wanuri Kahiu
The Miseducation of Cameron Post dir. Desiree Akhavan
Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman dir. Angela Robinson
Ideal Home dir. Andrew Fleming

Favourite TV

Gentleman Jack cr. Sally Wainwright
Schitt’s Creek cr. Daniel Levy & Eugene Levy
Pose cr. Steven Canals, Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk
Special cr. Ryan O’Connell
Sex Education cr. Laurie Nunn



Best Posts

🌻 Quietly magical books. 🌻
🌻 Gay Spanish poets. 🌻
🌻 Witches (and other magic-doers). 🌻
🌻 Neurodiverse characters. 🌻
🌻 UKYA (and Ireland). 🌻

Favourite reads

Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott
A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal el-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Favourite films

Shelter dir. Jonah Markowitz
Kiki and the Mxfits dir. Natalia Leite
Gewoon Vrienden dir. Ellen Smit

Favourite TV

Gentleman Jack cr. Sally Wainwright
Schitt’s Creek cr. Daniel Levy & Eugene Levy
Derry Girls cr. Lisa McGee
The Haunting of Hill House cr. Henry Thomas


And, finally, another big thank you, for all your support!

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